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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Book
  2. Published

    GLIM 3.77 User Guide

    Baker, R., Clarke, M., Francis, B., Green, M., Nelder, J., Payne, C. & Webb, J., 1985, Oxford: Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  3. Discussion paper
  4. Published

    Gay homicide victims in England and Wales: helping the police with their enquiries.

    Leahy, S., Francis, B. J. & Miller, N., 2004, London: Home Office, 33 p. (Home Office Special Interest Series ; vol. 17).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  5. Working paper
  6. Published
  7. Published

    Developing Measures of Severity and Frequency of Reconviction

    Francis, B., Soothill, K., Humphreys, L. & Cutajar Bezzina, A., 2005, 86 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  8. Published

    Using homicide data to assist murder investigations.

    Francis, B., Barry, J., Bowater, R., Miller, N., Soothill, K. & Ackerley, E., 2004, London: Home Office, 58 p. (Home Office Online Report ; vol. 26/04).

    Research output: Working paper

  9. Published

    Fitting paired comparison models in R.

    Hatzinger, R. & Francis, B., 2004, Vienna: Department of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Wien.

    Research output: Working paper

  10. Editorial
  11. Published

    Statistical challenges of administrative and transaction data: Contribution to discussion

    Babb, P., Zhang, L-C., Allin, P., Wallgren, A., Wallgren, B., Blunt, G., Garrett, A., Murtagh, F., Smith, P. W. F., Elliott, D., Nason, G., Powell, B., Moore, J. C., Durrant, G. B., Smith, P. W. F., Smith, P. A., Chambers, R. L., Herzberg, A. M., Pilling, M., Appleby, W. & 36 others, Barnett, A., Bhansali, R., Bharadwaj, N., Dong, Y., van den Brakel, J. A., Budd, L., Doidge, J., Gilbert, R., Francis, B., Frisoli, K., Nugent, R., Garcia Perez, F. J., Lara, L., Porcu, E., Henry, S., Hunt, I., Ieva, F., Gasperoni, F., Jansson, I., Kumar, K., Longford, N., Manninen, A., Mateu, J., McNicholas, P. D., McNicholas, S. M., Tait, P. A., Mehew, J., Oberski, D. L., Ruiz, M., Yohai, V. J., Zamar, R., Stehlik, M., Stehlikova, S., Nunez Soza, L., Towers, J. & Wijayatunga, P., 06/2018, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 181, 3, p. 578-605 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  12. Comment/debate
  13. E-pub ahead of print

    Whitehead et al. Response to “Misunderstandings of Multiple Systems Estimation.”

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A. & Francis, B., 6/11/2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Human Trafficking. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  14. Published

    Discussion on the paper by Handcock, Raftery and Tantrum.

    Snijders, T. A. B., Robinson, T., Atkinson, A. C., Riani, M., Gormley, I. C., Murphy, T. B., Sweeting, T., Leslie, D. S., Longford, N. T., Kent, J. T., Lawrance, T., Airoldi, E. M., Besag, J., Blei, D., Fienberg, S. E., Breiger, R., Butts, C. T., Doreian, P., Batagelj, V., Ferligoj, A. & 29 others, Draper, D., Van Duijn, M. A. J., Faust, K., Petrescu-Prahova, M., Forster, J. J., Gelman, A., Goodreau, S. M., Greenwood, P. E., Gruenberg, K. T., Francis, B. J., Hennig, C., Hoff, P. D., Hunter, D. R., Husmeier, D., Glasbey, C., Krackhardt, D., Kuha, J., Skrondal, A., Lawson, A., Liao, T. F., Mendes, B., Draper, D., Reinert, G., Richardson, S., Lewin, A., Titterington, D. M., Wasserman, S., Werhli, A. V. & Ghazal, P., 03/2007, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 170, 2, p. 322-354

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  15. Journal article
  16. E-pub ahead of print

    Police risk assessment and case outcomes in missing person investigations

    Phoenix, J. & Francis, B., 25/04/2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Reflections on statistical modelling: A conversation with Murray Aitkin

    Aitkin, M., Hinde, J. & Francis, B., 1/02/2022, In: Statistical Modelling. 22, 1-2, p. 13-32 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Down syndrome, temporal variation and fallout radiation revisited: Statistical evidence

    Awwad, F., Francis, B. J. & Abonazel, M. R., 16/07/2021, In: Communications in Mathematical Biology and Neuroscience. 2021, 15 p., 61.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    On the Unreliability of Multiple Systems Estimation for Estimating the Number of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery in the UK

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A. & Francis, B., 2/01/2021, In: Journal of Human Trafficking. 7, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  20. Published

    Heaviness-brightness correspondence and stimulus-response compatibility

    Walker, P., Scallon, G. & Francis, B., 1/05/2020, In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 82, p. 1949-1970 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850-1910

    Atkinson, P. D., Francis, B. J., Gregory, I. N. & Porter, C., 1/11/2017, In: Economic History Review. 70, 4, p. 1268-1290 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Cross-sensory correspondences: heaviness is dark and low-pitched

    Walker, P., Scallon, G. & Francis, B. J., 1/07/2017, In: Perception. 46, 7, p. 772-792 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Statistical modelling of a terrorist network

    Aitkin, M., Vu, D. & Francis, B. J., 06/2017, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 180, 3, p. 751-768 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Spatial modelling of rural infant mortality and occupation in nineteenth-century Britain

    Atkinson, P. D., Francis, B. J., Gregory, I. N. & Porter, C., 26/04/2017, In: Demographic Research. 36, p. 1337-1360 24 p., 44.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Gambling harm and crime careers

    May-Chahal, C. A., Humphreys, L. N., Clifton, A. K., Francis, B. J. & Reith, G., 1/03/2017, In: Journal of Gambling Studies. 33, 1, p. 65-84 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Investigating the relationship between the diversity index and frequency of offending

    Francis, B. J. & Humphreys, L. N., 12/2016, In: Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology . 2, 4, p. 397-416 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Is violence increasing or decreasing? a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations

    Walby, S., Towers, J. & Francis, B., 1/11/2016, In: British Journal of Criminology. 56, 6, p. 1203-1234 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Using the UK general offender database as a means to measure and analyse organised crime

    Kirby, S., Francis, B., Humphreys, L. & Soothill, K. L., 11/04/2016, In: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 39, 1, p. 78-94 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Smoothing group-based trajectory models through B-splines

    Francis, B. J., Elliott, A. & Weldon, M., 04/2016, In: Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology . 2, 1, p. 113-133 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Do fetuses move their lips to the sound that they hear? an observational feasibility study on auditory stimulation in the womb

    Reissland, N., Francis, B. J., Buttanshaw, L., Austen, J. & Reid, V. M., 1/03/2016, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2, 14, p. 1-7 7 p., 14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. Published

    The size-brightness correspondence: evidence for crosstalk among aligned conceptual feature dimensions

    Walker, P., Walker, L. & Francis, B., 11/2015, In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 77, 8, p. 2694-2710 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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